Top High School Students Awarded PGCC Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarships

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.—Nine top performing Prince George’s County high school students have been awarded the Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarship at Prince George’s Community College. Each recipient will receive full tuition and fees for four semesters.  

“Scholarships play a crucial role in enabling many of our students to realize their goal of pursuing higher education and completing a college degree,” said Jennifer Price, director of recruitment at Prince George’s Community College.  “Each year, the top high school students from around Prince George’s County compete for one of these scholarships that will secure their academic future here at the college,” she added.    

The Board of Trustees’ Legacy Scholarship was established to recognize graduates of Prince George's County high schools who demonstrate high academic ability and strong leadership qualities. Each awardee must maintain a 3.0 grade point average at Prince George’s Community College.  

Board of Trustees Legacy 2012 Scholars are Marievien Aquino, Bowie High School; Maaboo Bembuh, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Mariama Diallo, Duval High School; Soliver Fusi, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; LaShawn Hill, Fairmont Heights High School; Allison Maraan, Oxon Hill High School; Briana Matthews, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School; Benjamin Panga, Eleanor Roosevelt High School; Alex Swaim, Bowie High School. 

Students will be honored on September 19, 5-7 pm, Largo Student Center, Community Rooms A, B and C. For more information about scholarships at Prince George’s Community Colleges, visit http://www.pgcc.edu/Paying_for_College/Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   

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